Balmoral Park (6/6/11)
Contact: Tom Kelley
$86,328 Pick 4 pool at Balmoral drives 10 race handle to $1,124,223
USTA, Balmoral and 15 Percent Take Out Combine for a Winning Trifecta
May results of the USTA Strategic Wagering initiative for Balmoral Park are in. Needless to say it is encouraging to see the strong support for the Balmoral Park Pick 4. Let’s take this opportunity to thank the USTA and the fans of Chicago harness racing for their unwavering loyalty.
In the month of May, nine guaranteed Pick 4 pools were offered, totaling $263,714, for an average of $29,301. Interest was not reserved to the Pick 4 as total handle rose as well. The nine programs handled $9,216,993 for an average of $1,024,110.
Since the initiative was launched in April, the interest in Balmoral Park has increased. Total handle on the Balmoral cards with a Pick 4 guarantee was $17,562,959 for seventeen programs for an average of $1,033,115 per program. During that time period the guaranteed Pick 4 pools have averaged $31,228.
June is off to a great start thanks to a $12,466 Saturday Pick 4 carryover. Wagering on the Sunday, June 5 Pick 4 was $73,862, making the final Pick 4 pool $86,328. Total Sunday handle was $1,124,223, an average of $112,422 per race. Another carryover in the High 5 saw over $50,000 wagered on the Sunday pentafecta. Only one of the ten events handled less than $100,000, which included a 7th race handle of $161,300.
Balmoral Park offers a $15,000 Pick 4 guarantee on Saturday and a $25,000 Pick 4 guarantee on Sunday. The Pick 4 take out is only 15 percent and the minimum wager is one dollar. The Pick Four is on the final four races on the card. Free past performance program pages are available via the handicapping section at ustrotting.com.
For more information visit www.balmoralpark.com or call (708) 672-1414.
About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.